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Data Provider: Welsh Government Households accommodated temporarily by accommodation type and household type (Post 2015-16)
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[Collapse]Household 1
[Collapse]Household 2
Household 3
[Collapse]Accommodation 1
Accommodation 2
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[Collapse]Total accommodated at the end of quarter4,4551,815
Total accommodated at the end of quarter[Collapse]Private sector accommodation1,695888
Private sector accommodationDirectly with a private sector landlord21336
Private sector accommodation leased by the local authority990513
Private sector accommodation leased by RSLs492339
[Collapse]Public sector accommodation942564
Public sector accommodationWithin local authority stock456261
RSL stock486303
[Collapse]Hostels and women's refuges1,080231
Hostels and women's refugesHostels (including reception centres and emergency units)1,011192
Women’s refuge6939
[Expand]Bed and breakfast57672
[Expand]Homeless at home10857


Households accommodated temporarily by accommodation type and household type

Last update
26 September 2019 26 September 2019

Next update
December 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Homelessness data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email


Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The information is based on a quarterly statistical return completed by local authorities in Wales. From April 2015 onwards the return was revised and extended to collect information about prevention and relief.

The information is collected in order to establish the number and type of households that were provided with assistance during the period. It is also used to establish the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation and the types of accommodation provided. This data is used by the Welsh Government, homelessness agencies and other housing organisations, in order to help monitor trends in the overall level of statutory homelessness across Wales.

The total in this table includes all households for which assistance has been provided. Therefore the total will differ to the totals shown in HOUS0414.

Frequency of publication

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied
Disclosure control has been applied to the data. All figures less than 3 have been supressed and shown as a ‘*’. All other figures are rounded independently to the nearest 3. As a result, there may be a difference between the sum of the constituent items and the total.

Statistical quality
There are a number of factors (including timing issues, the recording of multiple outcomes and local authority IT reporting systems), which have impacted on the quality and accuracy of the data collected and published on statutory homeless for 2015-16. These are mainly due to the legislative changes introduced in April 2015 and the time needed for the local authority data providers to fully absorb the impact of these changes and to adjust their internal systems and processes accordingly. Further information is provided in Section 2.2 of the accompanying annual statistical release.

Whilst we have worked closely with local authorities to improve the quality of the data there is a limit to the improvements that can be made retrospectively to the 2015-16 data and some concerns over the quality and accuracy of the data remain. Although the pre April 2015 statutory homelessness statistics were designated as National Statistics, given the concerns over data quality a temporary de-designation of the Homelessness Statistics data for 2015-16 has been agreed with the UK Statistics Authority. The 2015-16 data as published on Stats Wales and within the accompanying release are therefore not classified as National Statistics.

Housing, Homelessness, Temporary Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast, Hostel, Refuge